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Harrison High School Band 'Savors the Flavor'

PURCHASE, N.Y. -- The Harrison High School (HHS) band welcomed the community to Reid Castle on the campus of Manhattanville College Saturday night for a fundraiser to help cut the cost of their December trip to Pearl Harbor.

For the second year in a row "Savor the Flavor" was a hit as restaurants in Harrison and other places in Westchester County served some of their finest cuisine to the patrons. The event also featured a silent auction and live performances from high school, middle school and elementary school students.

"It's a great night in a perfect venue," said Co-Director of the HHS Band Charlie Briem. "The castle is beautiful and people's spirits are very high. It's a tough night because there is a lot of other stuff going on but we had a good turnout at the door."

HHS Band Co-Director Ferdinand Pasqua said that he was happy that the community came out to not only support the band but to enjoy the good food too.

"We are happy that we have a group of young musicians who were selected to represent New York State at the parade in Hawaii helping out tonight," Pasqua said. "It's a grand occasion. What makes it special is that it is a community event. It underlines what I've always known about Harrison sinceI came here in 1990 and that is our community is very supportive of its high school band."

Tim Murphy, Co-Owner of Murphy's Law in downtown Harrison was on hand serving Shepherd's Pie from his restaurant. With his business participating in the event last year, it was a no-brainer for them to return this year.

"It's nice to come out and support our schools," Murphy said. "People are still coming out, even in this economy to support our community."

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